Top things to do in Tallinn

Top Choice Museum in Tallinn

Estonian Open-Air Museum

If tourists won’t go to the countryside, let’s bring the countryside to them. That's the modus operandi of this excellent sprawling complex, where historic Estonian buildings have been plucked and transplanted among…
Top Choice Gallery in Kadriorg

Kumu

This futuristic, Finnish-designed, seven-storey building is a spectacular structure of limestone, glass and copper that's nicely integrated into the landscape. Kumu (the name is short for kunstimuuseum, or art museu…
Top Choice Square in Old Town

Town Hall Square

In Tallinn all roads lead to Raekoja plats, the city's pulsing heart since markets began setting up here in the 11th century. One side is dominated by the Gothic town hall, while the rest is ringed by pretty pastel-…
Top Choice International in Pirita

NOA

It's worth the trek out to the far side of Pirita to reach this top-notch waterside restaurant, which consistently backs up its elevated reputation. Housed in a stylish low-slung pavilion with superb views over Tall…
Top Choice Museum in Kadriorg

Kadriorg Art Museum

Kadriorg Palace, a baroque beauty built by Peter the Great between 1718 and 1736, houses a branch of the Estonian Art Museum devoted to Dutch, German and Italian paintings from the 16th to the 18th centuries, and Ru…
Top Choice Estonian in Old Town

Leib

Leib (Estonian black bread) is a thing of great beauty and quiet national pride, and you'll find a peerless rendition here: dense, moist, almost fruity in its Christmas-cake complexity. Thick-sliced and served with …
Top Choice Museum in Kalamaja & Telliskivi

Lennusadam

Surrounded on two sides by island-dotted waters, Estonia has a rich maritime history, explored in this fascinating museum filled with interactive displays. When the building, with its triple-domed hangar, was comple…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Old Town

Manna La Roosa

This restaurant-bar is truly a multi-sensory adventure. Housed in an old apothecary, the interior is a curated kaleidoscope of wacky sculptures, nonsensical paintings and plush furnishings, all sourced from around t…
Top Choice Asian in Old Town

Tai Boh

Located above Manna La Roosa, this superb pan-Asian eatery feels like a Brutalist-meets-Baroque fever dream. It's hard to pick a focal point among the opulent kitsch...until your eye catches the chandelier adorned w…
Top Choice New Nordic in City Centre

Ö

Award-winning Ö (pronounced 'er' and named for Estonia's biggest island, Saaremaa) has carved a unique space in Tallinn’s culinary world, delivering inventive degustation menus showcasing seasonal Estonian produce. …